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40 Avian Innovations

A Collection of Finds That are for the Birds

— September 5, 2010 — Unique
From bird-washing machines to clean spilled oil from feathers to hen-sitting services, the avian innovations here are all for the birds in our world.

Human beings are fascinated by their feathered friends. Pigeons have been used to fly messages from one place to another, and some parrots live to be a hundred years old. While we more often choose dogs or cats as pets, birds can be great pet-friends -- and friendship is one avian innovation that is definitely not just for the birds.
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Makeshift Wildlife Habitats
Makeshift Wildlife Habitats
Flooding Gulf Area Fields to Provide Relief from Oil-Fouled Habitats
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38
Urban Hen Tending
Urban Hen Tending
'Just Us Hens' Chicken-Sitting Service Watches the Flock During Farmer Vacations
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37
Penguin Poo Pursuits
Penguin Poo Pursuits
Scientists Find Lost Birds By Tracking Their Feces
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36
Venom-Infused Chickens
Venom-Infused Chickens
China Ends Snake-Bite Slaughtering Strategies
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35
Bird Footwear
Bird Footwear
A Baby African Crowned Crane got a Pair of Green Slippers to Help with Walking
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34
Recruiting Animals for Evil
Recruiting Animals for Evil
Colombian Carrier Pigeons Trained to Smuggle Contraband
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33
Avian Eating Lessons
Avian Eating Lessons
Scientists Say New Blackcap Bird Species is Effect of Dependence on Humans
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32
Poultry Rodeos
Poultry Rodeos
Drench Juicy Spring Water Ad Makes Cowboys Ride Pheasants
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31
Broadband-Racing Birds
Broadband-Racing Birds
South African Pigeon Takes Down Internet in Data Delivery Dash
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30
Diapers for Chickens
Diapers for Chickens
The Chicken Nappy Helps Keep Poop Out of Your Coop
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29
Potty-Trained Parrots
Potty-Trained Parrots
Owners Teach Their Bird to Poo in the Loo
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28
Feathery Guitar Feeders
Feathery Guitar Feeders
Artist Celeste Boursier-Mougenot Creates Music with Birds
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27
Fowl Poop Facials
Fowl Poop Facials
Bird Poo Proves to be Therapeutic for Your Face (UPDATE)
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26
Daily Death Counts
Daily Death Counts
The 'BP Oil Spill: Daily Dead Wildlife Tally' is a Reality Check
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25
Venice Bans Rice Tossing
Venice Bans Rice Tossing
Pigeons Kill Tradition
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24
Animal Beaches
Animal Beaches
Maleo Birds Get Exclusive Place To Heat Their Eggs
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23
French Delicacy Nears Extinction
French Delicacy Nears Extinction
The Ortolan
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22
Viral Snowball Effect
Viral Snowball Effect
Backstreet Boy Bird
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21
Eco Activism in Iran
Eco Activism in Iran
Bloggers Try to Save Wetlands
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20
Remote Controlled Live Animals
Remote Controlled Live Animals
Control the Flight of a Pigeon Using Microelectrodes
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19
Bird Backpacks
Bird Backpacks
The Pak O Bird Puts Your Feathered Friend in the Lap of Luxury
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18
Basketball Playing Birds
Basketball Playing Birds
AJ the Parrot Is The Squaking New Darling of YouTube
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17
Birds As Slaves
Birds As Slaves
Vending Machine Trains Crows To Make You Rich
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16
Avian Power-Lifters
Avian Power-Lifters
The Parrot Championships in China Shows Off Well-Muscled Birds
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15
Avian Couture
Avian Couture
Apparel for Birds
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14
Wearable Bird Feeders
Wearable Bird Feeders
The Double Feeder Hummingbird Hat Attracts Attention, Protects Your Dome
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13
Textile Tweeters
Textile Tweeters
Abigail Brown's Delightful Scrap Craft Creatures
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12
Pet Bird Diapers
Pet Bird Diapers
FlightSuits With "Poop Pouch"
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11
Birth Control Pill For Pigeons
Birth Control Pill For Pigeons
Hollywood Birds on OvoControl P
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10
Backpack Bird Cages
Backpack Bird Cages
The PetPocket
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9
Edible Bird's Nests
Edible Bird's Nests
Swiftlet Spit is Eco-Destructive Asian Aphrodisiac
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8
Ostrich Racing
Ostrich Racing
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7
Gender Confused Birds
Gender Confused Birds
Victor Victoria Chicken Mystery Solved
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6
Urban Farming Movements
Urban Farming Movements
Exposing the Chicken Underground
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5
Poultry Hybrid Discoveries
Poultry Hybrid Discoveries
Duck with Chicken Feet Found
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4
Urban Chicken Pets
Urban Chicken Pets
Chic Poultry Breeds are Replacing Dogs as Pets
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3
Breeding Featherless Chickens
Breeding Featherless Chickens
Naked Birds Like Hot Weather, Are Prone to Sunburn
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2
Deformed Ducklings
Deformed Ducklings
The UKs Four Legged Stumpy Reaches Stardom
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1
Bird-Eating Spiders
Bird-Eating Spiders
Australia's Giant Golden Orb Weaver
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